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maniple  (ˈmænɪpəl



  1. (in ancient Rome) a unit of 120 to 200 foot soldiers
  2. (Christianity) an ornamental band formerly worn on the left arm by the celebrant at the Eucharist

Word Origin

C16: from Medieval Latin manipulus (the Eucharistic vestment), from Latin, literally: a handful, from manus hand


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